Highly Respected Intellectual Property Attorney Kevin M. Kercher Joins McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLCMarch 14, 2022

MVS is excited to announce that Kevin M. Kercher, a highly experienced and successful patent attorney, has joined the firm. Kevin, who is a registered patent attorney, will be bringing his significant engineering and intellectual property experience to serve clients in a number of industry and university sectors.

Kevin’s vast experience includes preparation and prosecution of a range of patent applications comprised of complex computer software and hardware, electronic, electromechanical, mechanical, and chemical arts applications. In addition, he has extensive expertise in copyright, trademark, and trade secret law and he has prepared and negotiated a wide variety of technology agreements, including licensing and joint development agreements and government contracts.

“Kevin has worked for both Caterpillar and Milliken & Company as well as several leading law firms and brings over 40 years of industry and patent experience to MVS,“ said Luke T. Mohrhauser, Partner and Chair of the MVS Mechanical-Electrical Practice Group. “His work with AUTM will help to strengthen are deep ties with this important organization and bolster are already deep patent attorney bench.”

Kevin has been involved with AUTM for several years and he serves as Chair of the Membership Development Committee. He has been awarded the AUTM National Service Award with Distinction in 2017 and 2022.

Interestingly, Kevin represented a client who was celebrated for inventing a self-tuning piano on NPR and two clients who won the St. Louis Bar Association Inventor of the Year award for a noninvasive glucose detector, where he also developed a global patent portfolio, and for utilizing blockchain to manage resources in a commercial building.

Kevin received his law degree from the University of Missouri. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering, cum laude with special honors, from the University of Missouri and his Electrical Engineering degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He also completed additional studies in Chemistry from the University of South Carolina.

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